Tuesday, May 21, 2013
In the midst of a nationwide highly controversial debate about gun control the Hiero Crew chimes in with their unique perspective. Known as pioneers of the underground Hieroglyphics continues to push the envelope with this stunning visual directed in house by Casual. "We are not promoting guns or violence," explains Tajai (Hieroglyphics / Souls Of Mischief), "but simply expressing our thoughts on the issue and encouraging further dialogue."
Man Bites Dog Records is proud to present the "Mega Mega" video from Copywrite's "The Life and Times of Peter Nelson" album. This song is produced by Surock. Song features MHz ( Copywrite,Camu Tao, Tage, Jakki and Cuts by RJD2 )Video directed by Seanie G.
This Is Mic Crenshaw's ode to getting into the wind and letting it go. Growing up in Chicago and Minneapolis, Black Bikers were part of the sub cultural landscape and Mic's own family. Settling in the Pacific Northwest and becoming a rider himself, this video captures the feel of the open road in one of the most picturesque places to ride. Two wheels down, a rock jam with Hip Hop sensibility. A Hip Hop jam with Rock flavor. Enjoy! Mic Crenshaw is currently recording music for his third solo-LP and he is also working on an upcoming Rock/Rap EP entitled “Bionic Metal” which will be released this summer.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Ken the Coolest Nerd makes his directorial debut with his latest graphic visuals for the "Portishead" assisted track "Casanova". Inspired by Hitchcock's "Psycho", the Nerd delivers a raw and cinematic view of falling into the web of seduction. Can you unravel the mystery? Sit back and enjoy.
Labels: Ken the Coolest Nerd
Jon Connor freestyling over the classic Wu Tang beat "Triumph".
Off "The Dispensary" album. Featuring Akrobatik and produced by Snowgoons.
Legendary MC Apathy & Man Bites Dog Records Present the new artist Hayze and his 1st single "Creepmode". This is song is off Hayze's upcoming mixtape "The Smokers Section" Song produced by Apathy & Video directed by Camacho with Flawless Visuals.
Cut to a laid back sunny southern California day. Take a walk down the street to the record store. Kick a verse alongside arts district murals. Give a pound to the homies. Dig through some crates. Feel the breeze. That's pretty much the recipe for Trek Life's opening visuals for the Duke Westlake produced lead single "Just The Music." Nothing left to do but relax and enjoy the music.
Labels: Trek Life
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Demigodz (Apathy, Celph Titled, Ryu of Styles Of Beyond, Esoteric, Motive, Blacastan) first official full-length LP, KILLmatic, featuring appearances from RA The Rugged Man, Termanology, Panchi (of NYG'z), Planetary (of Outerspace), Scoop Deville & Eternia with production from DJ Premier, Marco Polo, The Snowgoons, Apathy, Teddy Roxpin, Chumzilla, Skammadix & Will C is now available wherever fine music is sold.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
New visuals from Ruste Juxx & The Arcitype's 15-track 'V.I.C' album.
Brooklyn resident, and Boston native, DJ Skizz is set to release his highly anticipated debut producer album, B.Q.E. (Brooklyn-Queens Experience) on 6-23-2013. . DJ Skizz is a DJ, producer and member of the World Famous “Halftime Radio Show” on WNYU FM 89.1 with a career that spans over a decade. While attending NYU for a degree in music technology, Skizz joined the legendary Halftime Radio Show as a DJ/ co-host in 2000 and has been a mainstay ever since. He can still be heard there every Wednesday night from 10:30 PM - 1:00 AM (EST) on 89.1 WNYU, where he continues in the tradition of what listeners expect from New York radio, playing the best underground hip-hop and offering exposure to talented artists. To date Skizz has produced tracks for a slew artists including Lil' Fame (M.O.P.), Big Noyd, Havoc, Infamous Mobb, Group Home, Sean Price, Roc Marciano, Masta Ace, Nature, Timeless Truth, Krumbsnatcha & many more. He has most recently laid scratches down on three songs off the Masta Ace / MF Doom LP Son of Yvonne. The video was directed and given the just the right amount of aestheticization of vio-lence by Aaron Vasquez & Pace Rivers. “Vio-Lence” will appear on Skizz's forthcoming producer album B.Q.E. (Brooklyn-Queens Experience) dropping 6-23-2013 on Soulspazm Records. The LP also features guest appearances from Lil' Fame (of M.O.P), Ill Bill, Roc Marciano, A.G., O.C., Steele (Smif-N-Wesson), FT (Fuc That), Torae, Masta Ace, Nature, Cormega, Craig G, Big Noyd, Havoc (of Mobb Deep), Psycho Les, Rah Digga, Tragedy Khadafi, and many more all over Skizz’ production...
New music video, shot in Mitchell’s Plain South Africa, from Pharoahe Monch off his ‘W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)’ album.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Quelle Chris is back at it again. This time he flips the world of rappers upside down to create some of the most entertaining visuals you'll see all week. Tanya Morgan, Fresh Daily, and Cavalier join him on this video voyage for the track "Greene Eyes" off his new project "Niggas Is Men" (which came out on CD Tuesday). Conceived, Shot, Directed, and edited in a week long binge of sleeplessness by Quelle who also produced and raps on the track - Greene Eyes is a glimpse in the mad genius of Quelle's psyche.
The “Papi Wardrobe Kings” renaissance continues as he commingled with his Wu-Tang comrades on RZA’s “The Man With The Iron Fists” OST on the Wu-Tang Clan reunion track “Six Directions Of Boxing” and with his appearance on the Wu-Tang Clan & D-Block project "Wu-Block,” Wu-Tang Clan's tenth official member just released his latest double-disc endeavor, 'Eyrth, Wynd & Fyre,' which is now available on RBC Records. The “Can't Believe Its Him” video is taken from Cappa’s 2011 release The Pilgrimage.
Brooklyn resident, and Boston native, DJ Skizz is set to release his highly anticipated debut producer album, B.Q.E. (Brooklyn-Queens Experience) on 6-23-2013. The LP features Lil' Fame (of M.O.P), Ill BILL, Roc Marciano, A.G., O.C., Steele (Smif-N-Wesson), FT (Fuc That), Torae, Masta Ace, Nature, Cormega, Craig G, Big Noyd, Havoc (of Mobb Deep), Psycho Les, Rah Digga, Tragedy Khadafi, and many more. DJ Skizz is a DJ, producer and member of the World Famous “Halftime Radio Show” on WNYU FM 89.1 with a career that spans over a decade. While attending NYU for a degree in music technology, Skizz joined the legendary Halftime Radio Show as a DJ/ co-host in 2000 and has been a mainstay ever since. He can still be heard there every Wednesday night from 10:30 PM - 1:00 AM (EST) on 89.1 WNYU, where he continues in the tradition of what listeners expect from New York radio, playing the best underground hip-hop and offering exposure to talented artists. The show celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in March 2013. To date Skizz has produced tracks for a slew artists including Lil' Fame (M.O.P.), Big Noyd, Havoc, Infamous Mobb, Group Home, Sean Price, Roc Marciano, Masta Ace, Nature, Timeless Truth, Krumbsnatcha & many more. He has most recently laid scratches down on three songs off the Masta Ace / MF Doom LP Son of Yvonne. "'Triboro Thoro' is the second track released to-date from DJ Skizz’s forthcoming producer album, B.Q.E. (Brooklyn-Queens Experience). “Triboro Thoro” features three emcees who embody NYC to the fullest. Hannibal Stax (of F.A.B.I.D. and the Gang Starr Foundation) hails from East New York, Brooklyn. Big Noyd (Mobb Deep) represents Queens (QB) and lastly Panchi (of NYGz) represents the birthplace of Hip-Hop, the boogie-down Bronx. They all represent different boroughs in NYC, but they all represent NYC and the NYC sound. “My good friend and talented producer, Marco Polo, and I often give each other records, samples, and drum breaks to use to see how we will flip them in our own style” says Skizz. “Marco gave me the sample used in this song and told me that it was perfect for me and my ueens dunny dun sound. I laughed, took the sample, fired up my MPC and the beat that came out was NYC to the fullest (thanks Marco). I called up H. Stax, Panchi, and Noyd and we recorded the song in Brooklyn. I then went back to the lab, laid down some cuts on the hook--and the result….. "Triboro Thoro.” DJ Skizz’s B.Q.E. (Brooklyn-Queens Experience) will be released on 6-23-2013.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
"Los Angeles-born, overtly-Armenian rapper R-Mean is bringing word of his mountainous ancestral republic to one of our biggest cultural expressions of all; Hip-Hop! Dedicated to the 98th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, on 4-1-2013 R-Mean released the music video to "Open Wounds" on Pentagon Records; the documentary like political video is dedicated to the Armenian Genocide of 1915. With bone chilling visuals and a humble performance by R-Mean, the video promotes hope and awareness in recognition of the Armenian Genocide. In just 24-days, the official video for "Open Wounds'” has received over 246k views on YouTube (the Video was released on April 1st) and loyal fans were so touched by the lyrics to “Open Wounds” that they tattooed them on arms and chests. Also, The Game posted a picture of him wearing the "Open Wounds 1915” T-Shirt on all his social media networks on April 24, building awareness through his followers about the Armenian Genocide One of the most influential hip hop hosts Sway & Tech and DJ Revolution interviewed R-Mean about the "Open Wounds" song and video, on SiriusXM radio station SHADE45, on “The Wakeup Show.” They proceeded to play the song following the interview.
A man who refuses to be singled down in content, delivery or musical style Juice Aleem remains one of hip hops most innovative and skilled artists. His rhymes may drop knowledge or have you cackling but no matter what he will always freak the beat and give your hips motivation to move.
Labels: Juice Aleem
The Black Opera's latest Video Demonstration "Queen Of Hearts" is here. TBO and director Andy Madeleine tell the visual story of a K U E E N in search of fulfillment in life. TBOGs Nokbai and Sensu provide a colorful backdrop to the video through their word play, and Mayer Hawthorne provides perfect pitch on the hook. "Queen Of Hearts" has proven to be a stand-out track on "Libretto: Of King Legend", and has become a TBO instant classic. In 2000 the jam was "Climax", and now the 2013 anthem is "Queen Of Hearts".
Labels: The Black Opera
Some visual experiences claim to be based on a true story, either loosely or firmly. For Uptown XO, shooting his “Needs & Wants” video fell into the latter category. The Washington, D.C. MC said that he just wanted to show the world this story because “I know so many people can relate.” Bringing the tumultuous relationship to the small screen was made that much easier by the fact XO worked with a crew that watched him go through everything in the clip, from the verbal altercations, the broken iPhone and the grits and turkey bacon breakfasts. Additionally, this is just the start for XO and his team, Secret Society Films, as they have plans to release more videos with like-minded DMV area artists.
Labels: Uptown XO
Sealy Troh's music is an eclectic culmination of every scene he's ever been in or listened to. He is a fan of artists like Daft Punk, People Under the Stairs, Kendrick Lamar, Atmosphere, and A Tribe Called Quest. "I'm influenced by Ska, Hardcore, Punk, Metal and Hip-Hop," he says. "Like those styles, those genres, I'm drawn to lyrics where there are messages about living your life, living your dreams and being free." A student at California State University, Northridge, as Sealy Troh begins to prep for the release of his debut album, the video for his street buzz record, “G-Men,” which has served as the official launch-point for his “Yellow Lights” mixtape has already generated over 100K views in just a few weeks. The underlying theme on many of Sealy’s tracks are about struggle, hustle and dream chasing; something his young and rabid fan base will and can certainly identify with. “Yellow Lights” features original tracks and Sealy shines on “Like That” f/ Pretty Toney, which serves as an ode to Dr. Dre & Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” and the infectious hook of the anthemic “If You Want Me” will have listeners singing along almost immediately. Sealy shows off his impressive lyricism on heaters such as “Yesterday” and “Here We Come.” Sealy Troh’s second video, the title track of his forthcoming mixtape, “Yellow Lights,” is set to be released in April and the lead-single is a soul sampled groove remembrance of Jay-Z. “Yellow Lights” features a new movement of young talent assembled by Sealy, spearheaded by Sealy himself and it embodies the street-energy resonating in America’s ghettos across the globe.
Labels: Sealy Troh